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Financial Literacy Education

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I am excited to share that our Glendale Unified School District Board of Education has included Financial Literacy as part of the 2018-2019 Board of Education Priorities. Our students need personal finance education to prepare them for their future and our GUSD staff will be developing programs and curriculum to ensure that Financial Literacy is a part of the learning experience for every student. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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GUSD Board Member Compensation

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I’m pleased that my colleagues agreed to smaller raises for our Glendale Unified Board of Education. Our Board Members should only receive a raise when our teachers and staff do and our raises, if given, should match the lowest increase in the District. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified Board Agrees to Smaller Raise

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Glendale Unified board member Shant Sahakian proposed a friendly amendment that cut the board’s pay raise from 5% to 1.5% for the upcoming year. The increase is in line with teacher raises. By Andrew J. Campa A desire for equity led Glendale Unified school board members to unanimously vote to reduce a scheduled pay raise for themselves to match increases agreed upon for the district’s teachers. The board voted, 5-0, for a friendly amendment that slashed its 5% allotted pay bump to 1.5% for the upcoming fiscal year, the same pay rate hike agreed upon by Glendale Unified and the…

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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified’s Mathematics Gridlock Continues

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By Andrew J. Campa The slow-moving saga over the future of Glendale Unified’s high school math curriculum was elongated another two weeks following a 5-0 vote by school board members Monday. Board members rejected the recommendation of Supt. Winfred Roberson Jr. and his district staff for the single adoption of the less-conventional College Preparatory Mathematics system, or CPM, three hours after dozens of members of the public spoke passionately for and against the curriculum. The move further exasperated months of gridlock as the district had hoped to secure a system for implementation over the next three years for integrated math…

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Glendale High School Graduation Ceremony June 2018

Glendale High School Graduating Class of 2018

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It was an honor to officially accept and award diplomas to our Glendale High School Graduating Class of 2018 on behalf of our Glendale Unified School District Board of Education. Congratulations to our GHS Nitros and all of our students across the District who are celebrating graduation today! Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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GUSD High School Graduation Rates

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We are proud of our Glendale Unified School District schools! All four GUSD comprehensive high schools - Crescenta Valley, Clark Magnet, Hoover, and Glendale High - rank among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools rankings. Onward and upward! Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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Glendale News-Press: Glendale Unified High Schools Rank Among the Top 12% Nationwide

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By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde Glendale high schools rank among the nation’s best, according to a U.S. News & World Report released May 9. Crescenta Valley, Clark Magnet, Glendale and Hoover high schools all received a silver medal, which indicates its students have a high level of college readiness. Crescenta Valley High School ranked in the top 3%, Clark Magnet High in the top 4%, Hoover High in the top 10% and Glendale High in the top 12% of high schools nationally. U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 20,500 public high schools in the country and identified which best serve…

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PODCAST: East Glendale Advice Givers with Ron Nedd

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Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian joined Ron Nedd on the East Glendale Advice Givers Podcast to discuss the Glendale Unified School District and public education system. East Glendale Advice Givers seeks out and interviews East Glendale’s brightest minds including business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders. The podcast is hosted by Ron Nedd. Source: East Glendale Advice Givers Podcast

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GUSD Special Olympics Unified Champion School District March 2018

Special Olympics Unified Champion School District

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We are very proud that our Glendale Unified School District has been named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School District. We are the second school district in Southern California to earn the distinction for our unified sports, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement. Congratulations to our GUSD family. Shant Sahakian Glendale School Board Member
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